BELSON MANUFACTURING CO,
for BETTER LIGHT
The MADELITE Floodk .. . . .
mand for a floodlight that is more useful and practical, that is built
stronger, that is more durable, weatherproof, and waterproof, and that
is more flexible and economical than any other floodlight previously
available. More powerful than any other unit, the MADELITE Flood-
light is the ideal light source for industrial, theatre, showroom, and
general utility lighting. Because it produces a tremendous amount ol
light from the small amount of current consumed, the MADELITE
Floodlight has thousands of uses ranging from the illumination of
automobile salons, photographers' studios, theatre stages, orchestra
pits, and store windows to the lighting of paint shops, duco shops,
freight and ship yards, night-time building construction and the
exterior floodlighting of buildings. In general, it is used wherever in-
tense short range, or long range lighting is desired at minimum cost.
In order that it may best serve any one of its wide variety of uses, the
MADELITE Floodlight is constructed so that it can be mounted by
any method that each particular installation calls for. By means of the
variety of mounts with which it can be equipped, the MADELITE
Floodlight can be mounted on any flat or curved surface, whether
horizontal or perpendicular; and on pipes, poles, or portable stands.
After the Floodlight is mounted, the light beam can be adjusted to any
conceivable angle which properly illuminates the work to be lighted
The MADELITE Floodlight Unit equipped
with stand and cable as it is used in studios,
industrial plants, theatres, paint shops, and
The MADELITE Floodlight is provided
with a focusing unit which allows the
lamp to be adjusted to such a point that a
wide or sharp beam is produced for either
automatically allows for focal rectification
of lamps of non-uniform light center length
which cannot be brought into focus in
other types of floodlights. The focusing
unit, like all MADELITE improvements,
is a simple, guaranteed trouble-free mech-
anism which is unique, practical, and
accurate. The accurate focusing possible
in the MADELITE Floodlight conserves
and prevents spilled light. Where light
must be confined to a small area, we pro-
vide a spill ring which fits and locks on
with the same cover which holds the lens
Aluminum spill rings attached to
MADELITE Floodlight Unit for special
conditions. The rings confine the
"spilled" light so that the flood can be
held nearly to a spot
for BETTER LIGHT
By use of a special heat-resisting finish spun aluminum reflector of correct para'
bolic shape, the MADELITE Floodlight Unit assures two to three times more
projected candle-power per watt than do other types. Highly polished alumi-
num is virtually as efficient a reflector as silver, and since the finish of our re-
flectors cannot be tarnished by any heat which will not decompose the metal
of which they are made, a 100% efficient life-time reflector is assured. The
metal reflector contributes to the ruggedness of the MADELITE Floodlight
because it is nonbreakable, and to the weatherproof qualities because it cannot
We also equip the MADELITE Floodlight with a ground silvered glass
reflector manufactured especially for us by Bausch & Lomb, Rochester, N. Y.
This reflector is a spun parabola of the same proportions as our metal reflector,
made from special heat-resisting glass, and is guaranteed not to crack or peel.
The polished bell-shaped housing
provides a fine clean-cut appearance.
Note that the lock- knuckle for ad-
justing position of the flood is so
constructed that the teeth become
positively disengaged when the
wing nut is loosened. Smooth
swinging of the flood to any desired
position where it will remain firmly
fixed is easy with MADELITE
In order to insure weatherproof features the housin
Floodlight is spun to a graceful design from one piece of heavy gauge-polished
aluminum. The cover, into which different lenses can be fastened with a water-tight fit, locks on to the
housing with the famous MADELITE quick, positi\
num housing is further completely reinforced with steel. It is practically indestructible. The G, E. Porce
lain socket (medium or Mogul) is encased in an individual spun metal housing to conform with the most
rigid municipal and Underwriters electrical codes. Superior design has reduced assembly of the unit to
e number of unit parts. Each MADELITE Floodlight is delivered
completely assembled and wired with 6 feet of G. E. asbestos cord.
Standard equipment consists of a special daylight stippled heat-
resisting lens. Floodlights will be equipped with natural color
lenses of any color, or with spill rings, on request.
Note the simplicity which insures weatherproof con-
struction. The focusing device is controlled by the
single screw in the center of the rear tip of the
The MADELITE patented toothed swivel lock knuckle is
standard equipment on the Floodlight. The upper half is riveted
to the lamp housing, while the lower half is fitted with standard
3/2'inch pipe thread and may be attached to standard "candle-stick"
bracket, pipe hanger, or portable stand. Unless otherwise specified,
MADELITE Floodlights are furnished with "candle-stick" brackets
Specify type of support needed and Type 400 for using 200W
to 400 W Mazda G bulb, or Type 500 for using 500W to 2000 W
Mazda G bulb.
List price, Type 400 or Type 500 complete with either Sterling silvered glass or
special metal reflector, and with either "candlestick" bracket or pipe hanger. $30.00
List price, complete same as above except equipped with portable stand with
18'inch diameter cast base $40.00
for BETTER LIGHT
The MADELITE steel-aluminum spotlight stands as
an individual among others of its kind because it is
"Made Right for Better Light." The MADELITE
Spotlight is the result of employing practical sug-
gestions for improvement that were made to us by
scores of theatre electricians, operators, and produc-
ers. Nothing has been overlooked in the matter of
lighting efficiency, strength, portability, ruggedness,
or convenience of handling and using. At the first
touch of a MADELITE Spotlight, the operator
knows that he has an instrument which was de-
signed by those with years of actual experience
with theatre lighting conditions and requirements.
In the illustration you will note the single point
pipe stand support with the famous MADELITE
free-moving toothed lock knuckle. This assures ab-
solutely free and easy perpendicular adjustment
combined with positive rigidity when locked. This
is a feature which all operators demand, and (be-
cause of patents) with which only MADELITE
Products are equipped.
MADELITE Standard Spotlight equipped
with hanger for fastening to pipe batten
in the drops. Note the many advantages
of the improved single point support.
fastened. Each Spotlight is wired with a G. E. mo-
gul socket mounted so that the lamp filament may be
adjusted to the condenser focus both laterally and
vertically. An unusually long focal range is provided
so that the projected spot may be varied from a wide
The MADELITE Spotlight is furnished with flood to a baby pin spot.
stand and cable, or without, as desired. The stand is
equipped with a heavy cast iron base 18 inches in
diameter, provided with holes for fastening with
stage screws when necessary. The MADELITE
stand, however, is very hard to tip over when not
A conventional view showing the extreme simplicity of the
MADELITE Spotlight. The color slide holders are pressed
aluminum and cannot break like castings.
The hood of the MADELITE Spotlight is made of
pressed sheet aluminum, and is integrally strength'
ened with raised ribs pressed into the long side
walls. It is so designed that no destructive strain is
applied to any part of the unit except the girder,
which is built into the rectangular base of the hood
for the purpose of withstanding any strain. A spot'
light with the lamp in perfect focal alignment with
the condenser at ALL TIMES throughout the years
of its use is thus assured.
An imported five point high polish 6-inch con-
densing lens is furnished with each MADELITE
Spotlight. The lens holder is scientifically ventilated
and is so constructed that the condenser cannot fall
out or become loosened by rough handling.
List price complete with 25 feet of G. E. extra flexible stage
cable for use with 1000W to 2000W G48 lamp $40.00
Price complete with stand and cable $50.00
for BETTER LIGHT
The MADELITE Baby Spotlight is identical in every
detail with the MADELITE Standard Spotlight, ex-
cept that it is proportionally reduced in size in all
dimensions. It embodies the same fine technique em-
ployed in the design of the standard Spotlight. It is
"Made Right for Better Light."
The MADELITE Baby Spotlight is equipped with
an imported 424-inch condenser lens instead of the
y inch lens commonly used in inferior equipment. The
Baby Spot is provided with 2 feet of asbestos cord and
a G. E. meduim base socket encased in a metal housin
This socket receives the standard 250W or 400 W type
G30 Mazda lamp. A clear, definite, non-striated pin
spot not obtained from any other than a MADE-
LITE Baby Spotlight, is produced.
This spotlight, aside from being low in price, is
ideal for use in artists' and photographers' studios, for
producing unusual effects in window-trims, for throw-
ing a pinspot from the booth of the theatre, and for
spotlighting from the wings, footlights, proscenium
front, or drops of any stage. Aside from these spe-
cific applications the MADELITE Baby Spotlight has
a thousand and one other uses.
List price of the MADELITE Baby Spotlight, completely wired
with G. E. socket and 25 feet of G. E. flexible stage cable, and
equipped with 4 H" inch condenser, stand, and MADELITE
toothed swivel-knuckle, complete $30.00
The MADELITE Baby Spot-
light complete with stand.
This model is popular with
artists, illustrators, and
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In general keepin
and a piece of metal that has some kind of "reflecting" property. The
MADELITE Olivette uses a highly efficient retlector which positively
assures greater production and conservation of light than does a mere
Aside from being "Made Right for Better Light" the MADELITE
Olivette is made right for longer lamp life. It is ventilated, and for this pur'
pose it is designed with a view toward actually permitting the circulation
of cool air around the lamp itself. Positive ventilation is introduced by the
are wired with 25 feet of G. E. extra flexible stage cable. Standard equip
furnished with pipe hanger or candlestick bracket for mounting on plat
bind or impair the smooth movement of the lamp head when the knuckle
is loosened for adjustment of the angle of light projection. Aside from its
other superiorities, a MADELITE Olivette is to be preferred for this
trouble-proof knuckle alone.
All MADELITE Olivettes are provided with an insulated handle
which remains cool and permits easy handling and adjustment.
The MADELITE Olivette uses standard Type C 1000W, 1500W or
2,000 W lamps; but when used with the 1000 W size, the MADELITE
Olivette produces a uniform flood of greater light intensity than do most
other olivettes when using the 1500W or 2000W lamp.
List Price, completely wired and equipped with stand, cable
and color slide. Lamp not included
The MADELITE Olivette shown complete with
stand, stage cable, and color frame. Note color-
frame holder which snaps shut when color-
frame is in place so that the latter cannot fall
out with rough handling.
for BETTER LIGHT
The superior lighting efficiency of MADELITE Footlights of
either the permanent or disappearing type is the result of the
use of correct lighting principles just as has been done in other
MADELITE equipment. The old way to light a stage was to
line up as many current consuming lamps as could be put
into the given space of a trough along the front of the stage.
When these blazed away, what light there was that was not
broadcast to the auditorium ceiling in front of the proscenium,
or that was not absorbed in the dull sides of the footlight trough ,
MADELITE Footlights, The old way of using dipped
lamps which fade when heated, and which at best are different
in shade each time a new batch is used, is eliminated. The
lenses are fastened to the reflector by the exclusive MADE-
LITE application of the bayonet lock. The bayonet locking
ring contains the lens and is attached quickly and firmly — and
can be removed easily and just as quickly.
Lights are placed on 6 inch centers and circuits are wired
according to specifications furnished by the user. G. E. sockets
A small section of a MADELITE Footlight illustrating
the simple form of assembly and the neat appearance.
was then used for lighting the stage and back drops. MADE-
LITE Footlights, on the other hand, are "Made Right for Better
Light/' Through the use of baked enameled individual reflectors
designed for use with the highly efficient type PS Mazda
lamp, a much higher percentage of useful light is thrown from
a MADELITE Footlight than ever was thrown from any other
type of footlight which burned 100% more current. The
enameled reflectors aside from being efficient and non-breakable,
clean very easily and remain efficient.
Color effects remain permanent because of the use of natural
color light diffusing lenses which are standard equipment with
Illustration of an actual
installation of M A D E-
LITE Standard Footlights
in a DeLuxe Theatre, y
and G. E. wire are used throughout, the entire construction
complying with the strictest Underwriters and municipal re-
quirements. Each lamp, as in other made right MADELITE
equipment, is thoroughly ventilated. MADELITE Permanent
Footlights are furnished complete with Edison base sockets
and are wired with G. E. heavy insulated wire.
Permanent footlights furnished complete with sheet metal
wiring box, porcelain enameled spun steel reflectors, light dif-
fusing convex clear and colored lenses in bayonet locking frames,
but without any gutter lining or decorative hood at a list price
of, per foot $12.00
Extra glass lenses either clear or any natural color are, list price, each . . . .$2.00
For footlights of curved construction to fit any given specification, add to
the above list price, per foot $3.00
This is the individual lighting unit consisting
of spun steel enameled reflector complete with
light diffusing color lens t by which MADELITE
Standard and Disappearing Footlights are
For Auditorium Platforms, School
Stages, Little Theatres, Temples,
Community Houses and other
organization meeting places, the
new MADELITE Disappearing Foot-
lights are more practical and more
economical than any other here-
That the new MADELITE Disappearing Footlights are fully as efficient as standard theatre
footlights is more readily understood when the detail of their construction is known. Efficient
illumination is here obtained by the use of white porcelain enameled reflectors placed on 6'inch
centers and designed for the use of standard type PS 75 to 150 watt lamps. Only a standard
clear glass lamp is required, doing away with expensive natural color lamps or the necessity of
obtaining poor results with dipped lamps. Color effects are obtained by using natural color
light diffusing lenses which are furnished with the footlights. Standard equipment consists of clear
daylight, blue, and red lenses. Other colors will be furnished upon request at no extra charge.
MADELITE Disappearing Footlights are built in five-foot sections comnletelv w
and immediately connected by the stage electrician. Absolute simplicity of installation is
assured with the maplewood trim to which the MADELITE Disappearing Footlight is fastened.
Another feature in which
the MADELITE Disappearing
Footlight is individual, is the
"Bayonet Lock" by which the
lenses are attached to the reflec'
tors. This assures a positive
attachment which at the same
time will allow easy removal for cleaning or instantaneous change of lamps
or color lenses.
All of these practical features are the result of years of close study of
Light, and theatre lighting conditions, and are points of superiority not
found in any other make of lighting equipment.
View of closed Disappearing F
beneath stage. Note the safev
MADE RIGHT for BETTER LIGHT
MADELITE Disappearing Footlights
are exceptionally rugged as well as
practical, simple, and fool-proof.
The footlights are wired permanently
so that they are immediately ready
for operation when opened. An unique
automatic switch is used so that the
footlights cannot burn when closed.
The two positive requirements of Disappearing Footlights are that they must efficiently provide
correct illumination, and that they must be easily vanished from sight, leaving a clear and level stage
or platform. When MADELITE Disappearing Footlights are open, a simple twist with a screw-
driver or a key (provided with each footlight) on three flush latches allows them to be swung
with little or no effort into the closed position and there latched. The result is a solid level stage.
Naturally and simply enough, the reverse operation will provide footlights on a stage which
was a level platform a moment before.
wired correctly and permanently, and are permanently connected to the
stage switchboard in the usual manner when installed. As it is always connected there is no
confusion about circuit connections when the footlight is opened for instant use. Each footlight
is wired for the standard three circuits. The prospective user should keep in mind that only the
Footlight is equal in illumination to the most efficient Standard type
(which, by the way is the
MADELITE Standard Footlight,
Made right for better L
MADELITE Disappearing Foot-
light provides ample illumination
for all effects without any spots
ht or back wall shadows.
PRICES MADELITE DISAPPEARING FOOTLIGHTS
For each five foot unit, three circuits completely wired, equipped with wood
trim and swinging cover, automatic cut-off switch, spun steel enameled reflec-
tor units, with clear or natural color heat-resisting lenses, and wirmg box for
contractor's conduit, complete.
LIST PRICE $100.00
t when looking upward from
les, cables and compactness.
for BETTER LIGHT
The new MADELITE unit type Borderlight embodies more
excellent features than have ever before been combined in
any single piece of stage lighting equipment. As a lighting
unit it cannot be excelled; for inasmuch as it is a MADELITE
product it is "Made Right for Better Light."
The spun steel enameled reflectors are designed to "hug" the
neck of the lamp so that 20% greater efficiency is obtained
and bottom so that not even a gauze drop can foul on it. The
Borderlight is properly balanced for perfect hanging with the
adjustable steel chain hangers furnished with each unit. These
hangers also permit the angle of light to be varied at the will
employed so that the Borderlight cannot sag when hung. Every
The spun steel porcelain The well made MADELITE Borderlight hung in place. Illustrating method
enameled reflector used only of supporting, and the semicircular guards which prevent drops from
in MADELITE Border lights *ouling and which protect lenses when Borderlight is lowered to stage
than in other similar types of borderlights. Type C Masda receptacles wired on separate circuits for work lights, extra spot
lamps are used because of their high light-producing efficiency. lights or other special lighting units in the drops. There is no
More light is thus obtained at smaller cost than is obtained other borderlight which combines all these points of superiority.
from the old straight sided type of bulb. Furnished complete with G. E. Mogul sockets, correctly wired for circuits
.- j 1 rr and colors (per your specifications), including chain hangings, special bayonet
Each individual lamp is correctly ventilated to insure long life. locking frames with gelatines, or similar frames for natural color lenses. List
The entire borderlight housing is price, per foot $14.00
thoroughly ventilated without any ^^^^ H *£ r ™^ clear > da >' h ^ ht ' or natural color non^diffusmg ^nses $ Ust
light leakage. Each reflector opening ^| J^^^Otel Extra bayonet locking frames for glass lenses. List price, each $2.00
is provided with a rim to which the
BAYONET LOCKING LENS
frame used on all MADELITE
equipment may be attached. This
frame permits the use of natural color
lenses which produce better and more
permanent color effects than do gel-
atine frames. The frames lock firmly
to the reflectors so that the glass
lenses cannot fall off or be removed ^^^^^^^^^^
without being taken off by the stage ^^^^^^ p _
hand. When necessary for quick ^l^^^fck
change, however, or for cleaning, the jj\ HP^j^f ^k
lense can be easily removed by a ^ \ *^F*^U L ^fir
quarter turn of the frame to the left. .m- ^\jT ju/m iiws \ KsmMMirs
Gelatine frames can be furnished ^^^M^^V- / * W 'W f """l^ A
which lock against the reflector in the I Mi m - §^1 ^Br/jv( smj «-
same manner as do the lense frames. Ml i V h ><i ■ » / ^^^Kill^^
The MADELITE Borderlight is """"
perfectly smooth on top, ends,sides, ^^^^_
Note the overall smooth construction and the simplicity of the
MADELITE Borderlight. Also the receptacle wired on a sepa-
rate circuit for plugging in Baby Spotlights, Worklights, etc.
for BETTER LIGHT
Correct illumination of store
windows is now possible through
use of the new MADELITE
floodlight type Window Border-
lights. These Window Lights
are an entirely new departure
from conventional design, and
employ the correct lighting prin-
ciples embodied in the MADE
LITE Floodlight. As can be seen
from the illustration, the Win-
dow Borderlights are made up of
the essential light producing
element of our Floodlight unit
placed on 14-inch centers. It is
obvious that a darling flood of
properly directed light can thus
be produced at small cost. The
value of this feature is recog-
nized by merchants who realize
that a valuable window trim can
be spoiled unless intensely illu-
minated without shadows as is
done bv MADELITE Window
A small section of MADELITE
Windowtights as they appear in
use. Note the convenience outlet
and the ease with which the unit
may be adjusted for angle oj tig fit
ach light The entire unit housing is built of heavy No. 20
standard gauge galvanized sheet metal lacquered in any finish
bayonet locking lens-holder with the MADELITE to match the window ceiling. A G. E. convenience
heat-resisting day-light glass lens. Lenses consisting outlet on a separate circuit is provided near each
of the same glass in natural colors can be furnished end of the MADELITE Window Borderlight, for
if requested. They are easily interchangeable to pro- attaching fans, extra floodlights, or appliances used
vide desired color effects.
MADELITE Window Borderlights are built to
order for 200W to 500W standard G3C or G40
Mazda lamps. As they are completly wired with
G. E. mogul sockets and No. 12 wire, they allow
2000 Watts to a circuit. Each Window Borderlight
is supported at each end by our candlestick bracket
fastened to the ceiling as illustrated. Each support
is provided with the MADELITE patented toothed
swivel knuckle so that the Windowlight can be
easily adjusted and set at any angle.
in the window trim. When ordering Window
Borderlights, specify distance of drop from ceiling
and from which end current is to be fed, and
whether the MADELITE metal reflector or the
STERLING silvered glass reflector is to be furnished.
List price on Window Borderlights complete with metal or
glass reflectors, heat resisiting daylight glass lenses, supports
from ceiling, and completely wired, less lamps, per foot — $16.00
J^atural color lenses instead of daylight
will be furnished upon request.
Other special window lighting equipment built to your order.
Prices quoted on receipt of your specifications.
for BETTER LIGHT
"Art Glass 9 '' gives this sign its
conspicuous. The standard sign is made up of red and white marble art glass con-
struction which creates a sign of pleasing appearance. Each sign is mounted on a
steel box containing one or more G. E. sockets as ordered, and provided with ^-inch
knockouts all around. Cleaning and renewal of lamps is very easy, and boxes are
Signs are 4^ inches deep, 8 inches high and 14 inches wide.
architecture of De Luxe houses can be furnished on request. These signs will be
similar to those we have already installed in the finest theatres of Chicago, New
York and Los Angeles. Prices quoted on application.
They are provided with beautiful white porcelain enameled
fronts, and are equipped with a G. E. socket mounted in a
steel box. The box measures 6Y& in. x 4% in. x 2H in., and is
very easy to install because it is provided with standard
knockouts all around.
Louvre light with hor-
izontal type cover re-
moved from box.
List price, either horizontal or vertical types, each
$2 SO full view of horizontal
Vertical type cover
Equipment and work light stand.
WORK LIGHT STANDS
MADELITE Equipment Work Lights and Cleaner Stands consist of our
regular adjustable 6 -foot equipment stand with cast base provided with a
G . E. weather proof socket and 25 feet of G. E. flexible stage cable. These
work lights provide an unusually portable means of illuminating theatre
auditoriums or other places where a light is needed without unnecessarily
burning all the house lights.
MADELITE Equipment Work Lights complete less lamps. List price, each $12.00
MADELITE Equipment Stands only, for mounting Spotlights, Olivettes, Floodlights, and
other equipment. List price, each $10.00
for BETTER LIGHT
MADELITE ILLUMINATED SIGNS
The cut illustrates a small section of our illuminated interchangeable letter canopy sign.
Glass letters of any desired color are irremovably cemented to white porcelain enameled
sheet metal backgrounds. The letter-units measure 7 inches — a width which permits letters
of a size to be easily identified from a comparatively long distance, and yet which permits a
maximum of announcements to be displayed in a limited space. The letter units are engaged
with the sign backing at both top and bottom, so that they cannot possibly fall out. They
are easily removed, however, by merely lifting each letter-unit upward and outward so
that it becomes disengaged and can be lowered from the sign.
Particularly effective illumination is provided by our standard porcelain enameled spun
steel reflector units placed on 7-inch centers exactly in line with each letter as illustrated.
Each reflector unit is equipped with our special heat-resisting lens which is attached by
means of the exclusive MADELITE bayonet locking frame. Natural color glass lenses can
be supplied for producing special color effects; but unless otherwise specified, daylight
glass lenses will be furnished.
The construction of canopy signs is special work and must be done to your specifications.
Trigger-like service is guaranteed, and of course, MADELITE quality is built into the signs.
Prices will be quoted on a factory-cost-plus basis on receipt of your specifications.
Small section of
double row canopy
sign showing novel
MADELITE Striplights are construc-
ted of best quality heavy gauge sheet
iron conduit and are equipped with
G. E. medium base sockets. They are
Standard section of MADELITE Striplight showing G. E. receptacles wired on 4-inch centers.
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built with lights on 3, 4, 6 or 12-inch centers and wired for 1, 2, 3 or 4 colors as your specifications require.
MADELITE Striplights are made in any length or curvature necessary for proscenium, store window, cove,
or other lighting. Wired to order complete with receptacles on 4-inch centers. List price per foot $3.00
The spun steel enameled re-
flector with lens removed.
MADELITE Covelights are
most efficient because they
are fitted with this unit.
MADELITE COVE LIGHTING
Cove lighting, a special adaptation of indirect lighting, is best accomplished by means of
the MADELITE Covelights, which use the same "mdividual-unit-reflector and lens"
idea as it is carried out in MADELITE Footlights and Borderlights. That idea is a
principle of correct lighting that is carefully embodied in all MADELITE equipment.
The use of MADELITE Covelights permits the elimination of the usual visible signs
of artificial lighting without the production of any unpleasant shadows.
MADELITE Covelights are constructed of best quality heavy gauge sheet iron
conduit of proper length and curvature to answer your specifications. This construc-
tion provides a very easy and labor saving means of installation because lights are
also delivered completely wired to answer your circuit requirements. Light centers vary
from 3 inches on upward depending on the angle and span of ceiling to be illuminated.
The size of the white porcelain enameled reflectors also varies with the installation.
Because each cove lighting job is an individual problem we suggest that you put it
up to our engineers who will show you how well MADELITE Covelights will provide
the necessary illumination at small cost.
for BETTER LIGHT
GROUND CLAMP AND EQUIPMENT HANGER
of locking clamp on
FIG. 1— CLOSED
One of the most useful accessories to lighting any
stage or movie set is a suitable clamp or hanger for
attaching lighting equipment to lighting platforms,
stands, and pipe battens in the drops. Realizing
that theatre men were not satisfied with any hanger
formerly available to them, the Belson Manufactur-
ing Co. designed, patented, and produced the fa-
mous MADELITE hanger. Like other MADELITE
equipment, this hanger is designed with a view
toward convenience, flexibility, and rugged strength.
The MADELITE hanger is cast from strong
malleable iron and treated so that it is absolutely rust
proof. Its movable clamping jaw is toothed at the
upper end so that the hanger can be instantly
adjusted firmly to grasp any size from H'inch to
iJHrinch pipe. This feature is in contrast with other
types of hangers where at least two bolts must be
removed and readjusted in order that the hanger
will grasp different sized pipes. The MADELITE
hanger is also reinforced with heavier metal at points
where greatest stress is applied during service. It
is provided with a socket threaded for H-inch pipe.
This allows easy attachment of the MADELITE
Spotlight, Floodlight, or Olivette for accurate and
The signal feature of the MADELITE Hanger is
that at one operation its jaws open completely so
that it can be placed around the pipe batten, closed,
and clamped — all by one man without his having
another man support the weight of the lighting
equipment until the hanger is fastened.
List price of hanger, complete $1.50
Madelite Qround Clamp
malleable iron in two forms
Ground Clamp is made of
—Type C being identical
with the MADELITE Equipment Hanger and
Type R being made primarily for use as a radio
Type G is a particularly fine clamp for making
rounds for electric service. The conduit required
in all municipal codes can be screwed right into the
socket of the clamp, which is threaded for standard
inch pipe, the wire fed through the conduit, and
out through the aperture in the clamp for that pur-
pose. The wire is then fastened under the head of
the wing nut as it is being tightened down to effect
a good ground connection. Because of its obvious
labor-saving qualities, the MADELITE Type C
Ground Clamp is indispensable to the electrical
contractor. It pays for itself with the labor saved at a
single installation. Public utility companies approve
of it because of the unusually efficient ground con-
nection it provides through the "biting-in" of its
List price of Type C Ground Clamp $1.00
The Type R Ground Clamp bears the same de-
sign and construction as Type C except that it
is not provided with the conduit socket. It is de-
signed primarily for use as an electric ground clamp
or for other work where a particularly good electrical
connection is necessary between a wire and a pipe
or other object. There is no other ground clamp on
the market today that will provide the positive
is provided by
Type R Clamp. It
cannot rust, it is
applied at a single
simple operation, it
bites its electrical
into the virgin met'
al, and its cost is
low. Rugged, rust-
proof, simple, and of
high quality malle-
Hanger or ground clamp
just before teeth are en-
gaged, showing end of
ground wire issuing from
conduit. It is next fas-
tened under wing
nut for electrical
FIG. 2 -OPEN
List price of Type R Clamp . . $0.50
Made Right for Better Light
MADELITE FOOTLIGHTS as shown on Pa w
reflectors, do not show more than 3 inches above stage floor, yet spread their light over
the whole stage without spilling any light whatsoever into the Auditorium. The strong
continuous wiring box, siz;e 5 by 2 inches, supporting the reflectors, gives a strong
rugged piece of equipment that serves all requirements.
MADELITE BORDERLIGHTS illustrated on page 10, with individual porcelain
enameled reflectors, mogul sockets spaced on 1 2-inch centers, are smaller in size than any
hitherto made, yet giving the maximum of light ever attained. Overall width when
hung, including wire guards, is 12J4 inches.
MADELITE DISAPPEARING FOOTLIGHTS as shown on pages 8 and 9, are made
to give the finest possible service and occupy the least possible space. Dimensions are as
follows: Overall length is 6234 inches. Width is 18 inches. Door is 54% inches long and
13H inches wide. Depth required for recess beneath stage is n inches.
All MADELITE equipment is shipped direct from the factory at Chicago so that
trigger service on all rush orders is guaranteed and easily accomplished. We carry a large
stock for your convenience and are always able to make shipment at once on receipt of
order. For special work made to order, your specifications are immediately inspected
and approved by our engineers, and shop requisitions turned in to our factory at once.
Prompt delivery is thus assured, and highest quality materials and skilled workmanship
are always guaranteed.
If what you need especially for your theatre, showroom, or industrial plant is not
described in this catalog, we will make it special for you exactly to fill your need. Our
factory is equipped to produce any type of metal spinning, enameled ware, special
casting, or any type of sheet metal product. We can also supply placques, domes, signs,
shades, and special decorative features constructed of art glass (products of a nature like
our Exit Signs).
Users of MADELITE equipment who find it convenient to buy their lamps from us
can obtain standard G. E. Mazdas of the correct size and type to yield greatest efficiency
from their equipment. We maintain a complete stock conveniently at your disposal at
Positively the ideal light source
for general utility and display
lighting in showrooms, photog*
raphers' studios, paint shops,
duco shops, store windows, etc.,
and for exterior building lighting*
zMade Right for Better Light